October 29, 2012

A Look at Superstorm Sandy’s Impact on Central Illinois

Superstorm Sandy is effecting several areas in Central Illinois, from transportation (gas prices & air travel), food expenses (the price of seafood), to the efforts of local agencies (relief crews from the Red Cross, and repair crews from Ameren).


October 24, 2012

LED Inventor Honored by Gov. Quinn

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday honored world-renowned physicist Nick Holonyak, Jr, who is the inventor of the first practical light-emitting diode, or LED.


September 20, 2012

ICC Orders on Ameren Rate Cut

Utility company Ameren is disappointed with the Illinois Commerce Commission’s decision this week to order a $48 million delivery rate cut. 


August 30, 2012

Illinois Warns Gas Stations Against Price Gouging

Illinois gasoline stations have been put on notice that authorities are watching them for any price gouging in the event Tropical Storm Isaac disrupts fuel supplies from the Gulf of Mexico.


August 27, 2012

Drought Renews Focus on Ethanol Mandate

The federal government is mandated to dedicate a certain amount of the nation’s corn every year for ethanol production. Some Illinois lawmakers say the Environmental Protection Agency should lower that amount this year because of the devastating drought that has decimated corn crops.


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